Immigration Update DACA

“Urgency on Capitol Hill has mounted amid reports that Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 people to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation. The Trump administration, which is scheduled to announce the decision Tuesday, is leaning toward terminating the program but delaying enforcement for six months to give lawmakers time to find a solution, according to people briefed on the White House’s deliberations.”

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In The Papers: NYTimes A Judge’s Assault on Immigration

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President Obama in Oval Office Photo Credit: White House

District Court ruling on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans & Lawful Permanent Residents & Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. A Preliminary Injuction was issued delaying the February 18th start to the programs that would give 4 million immigrants, parents of American citizens, work permits and three-year deferred deportation DAPA and also expand the original DACA program.

The Department of Justice will appeal the injunction. Keep in mind the Court’s order does not in any way affect existing DACA. You may still request the initial grant of DACA or renewal pursuant to original guidelines.

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